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Postby soccermom » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:09 pm

Just saw where UT athletics was given over $560,000 to gain admissions for dumb, rich kids. Hmmmm.
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Re: College admissions scam

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm

They should be shut down!
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Re: College admissions scam

Postby PonyPride » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:35 pm

Texas fired its men's tennis coach Wednesday
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Re: College admissions scam

Postby soccermom » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:44 pm

Whew! Glad to know that. Now, what about the admissions person/people?
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Re: College admissions scam

Postby PonyTime » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:01 am

soccermom wrote:Whew! Glad to know that. Now, what about the admissions person/people?


I think that the tennis coach WAS the admissions person/people. Therein lies the problem.
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Re: College admissions scam

Postby soccermom » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:55 am

Oh, gotcha.
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Re: College admissions scam

Postby PerunaPunch » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:41 pm

Lack of institutional control is, I believe, what the NCAA calls it. :roll:
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Re: College admissions scam

Postby Charleston Pony » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:59 pm

PerunaPunch wrote:Lack of institutional control is, I believe, what the NCAA calls it. :roll:


I thought that was only in SMU's case
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Re: College admissions scam

Postby No Quarter » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:23 pm

Much as I might like to see some P5 schools get stung I'm hard put to see how the NCAA has a play in this. If some school wants admit, or put on a sports scholarship the dumb and / or clumsy child of a well off parent (or friend of a parent in a scratch each other's backs deal) well, mistakes in recruiting are made every year.

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Re: College admissions scam

Postby leopold » Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:27 pm

PerunaPunch wrote:Lack of institutional control is, I believe, what the NCAA calls it. :roll:


Well, no. If the President of the school, the Board of Directors, and the AD all knew about it then it would be a 'lack of institutional control.' But since then coach openly lied to the school then it's a felony, and that [deleted] could be facing major charges.

No Quarter wrote:Much as I might like to see some P5 schools get stung I'm hard put to see how the NCAA has a play in this. If some school wants admit, or put on a sports scholarship the dumb and / or clumsy child of a well off parent (or friend of a parent in a scratch each other's backs deal) well, mistakes in recruiting are made every year.

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/a ... ts/584695/


The problem as some see it is the inherent lowered academic standards that athletes are given in order to gain admission. If such differences weren't allowed, then there wouldn't have been this part of the scandal to begin with. Can't say I don't agree with them on that.
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Re: College admissions scam

Postby tristatecoog » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:23 am

What is the ideal role of athletics in a university setting? Currently, athletics is about a 30 hour per week proposition.
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Re: College admissions scam

Postby mustangxc » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:50 pm

leopold wrote:
PerunaPunch wrote:Lack of institutional control is, I believe, what the NCAA calls it. :roll:


Well, no. If the President of the school, the Board of Directors, and the AD all knew about it then it would be a 'lack of institutional control.' But since then coach openly lied to the school then it's a felony, and that [deleted] could be facing major charges.

No Quarter wrote:Much as I might like to see some P5 schools get stung I'm hard put to see how the NCAA has a play in this. If some school wants admit, or put on a sports scholarship the dumb and / or clumsy child of a well off parent (or friend of a parent in a scratch each other's backs deal) well, mistakes in recruiting are made every year.

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/a ... ts/584695/


The problem as some see it is the inherent lowered academic standards that athletes are given in order to gain admission. If such differences weren't allowed, then there wouldn't have been this part of the scandal to begin with. Can't say I don't agree with them on that.


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Re: College admissions scam

Postby EastStang » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:22 pm

They apparently only have scratched the surface. There are another 700 cases looming out there. I'm sure there are a ton of coaches wetting themselves right now and offering to give evidence to nail these parents. Funny thing is, some of these schools would have admitted a kid if the money had gone to the school instead of a coach and nary a blink of an eye.
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